March 19, 2012
GHINDIA, JOHN V. 10/12/225 - 03/16/12 Of Trenton
Passed away peacefully, March 16. A key contributor on two University of Michigan undefeated national championship football teams ('47-48), accomplished educator, coach and Downriver Detroit community leader, John was born, October 12, 1925 in Niles, OH, to Romanian immigrants John and Mary, and grew up in Ecorse. Devoted husband and father, he is survived by his loving family: wife of 56-years, Katherine Sue; children, Mary Beth Cirocco (Terry), George (Cheryl), Suzanne Robertson (Mark), Janet and John; grandchildren Colleen and Emily Cirocco, Tyler, Nick and Jennifer Robertson, and Jacquelyne and Eva Ghindia; sister Olympia Sutherland (Gil); first cousin Sylvia Barbot Caruso (Bruno); sister-in-law Betty Tallman; brothers-in-law Jack Tallman (Trisha) and Tom Tallman; and many nephews, nieces and cousins - along with countless friends.
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